Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Little Miss Bossy Boots

Last week we made our way to Princess's first ever Parents Evening. I booked the day off work to ensure I could go no matter what and spent the whole day in anticipation. It's crazy how excited I actually was by the prospect of finding out how Princess had settled in. At the end of her school day, she's very reluctant to talk about how she's spent her afternoon so we only ever get snippets of information. I was looking forward to hearing from her teachers how she was finding nursery.

Princess's teacher is lovely. She has a kind smile and a positive outlook on everything. She said she was very happy with Princess's progress and she had settled in lovely. She has quite a few friends - which was a relief to hear, every time we ask who she has played with today, the response is always "no one". There is a little boy who she once classed as her boyfriend. According to the teacher they both seem drawn to each other and are always together. How sweet!

The teacher said she is also very much of a leader. I can totally see this in Princess, she is very, very bossy. She is quite happy to take charge of a situation and see it through to the end. She likes things done her way and in a timely manner - I wonder who she gets that from! Apparently there had been an incident at nursery where some of the children had blocked up the toilets with tissue so the teacher had assigned one of the older children to take charge and make sure everyone was using the bathroom appropriately. Princess stepped up immediately, taking charge of the clipboard and making sure everyone was flushing the chain and washing their hands. Despite her being one of the younger children in her class, the teachers were quite happy with the way she was running the gaff!

I left Parents Evening feeling incredibly proud and like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I have often worried that she wouldn't settle in and spend her hours there sat by herself. The thought made me want to cry, thinking of my little girl all lonely. It was such a relief to hear that she was a confident, bright and friendly little girl in nursery, the same way she is at home.

A couple of days later, I rushed in to nursery at home time to pick Princess up. She came running out of the classroom beaming and brandishing a colourful bracelet in her hands. The teacher came out to tell me that Princess had won a prize for having a positive attitude. When asked if she could help tidy up, she proudly yelled "come on guys, let's go!" and rounded up the other children to help out.  Everyone got together and got the classroom tidied up quick as a flash.

In the long run, it looks like her bossiness is paying off. She doesn't order the children about, but her natural ability to lead in any situation gets the other children involved in helping her, without them feeling like they're being forced.

She is friendly, confident and knows what she wants.

My Princess is awesome.


pixiedusk said...

YOu must be really proud! I think that bossy is a good word and your girl proved just this!


SarahMummy said...

She sounds it! I can just imagine her there with her clipboard supervising the toilets! Thanks for linking up with Loud n Proud.

Sara Murray said...

That's wonderful, what an amazing little girl, you should be very proud of her x #loudnproud

Suzanne W said...

Wow, you really do have a leader in the making! Wonderful, nurture it, I am sure she will go far....just nip it in the bud when she starts taking you on ;) x

Dean of Little Steps said...

What a sweetheart! :) A definite reason to be proud :) Then again, aren't we always proud of them? ;)

Notmyyearoff said...

That school report is so glowing and must have been such a relief. She sounds really lovely and made me smile how she's running the nursery kids so efficiently :)